Polls analysis shows momentum with SNP following conference
Friday, 28 October 2011 08:09
SNP will go into Falkirk Council election in good heart
Following the SNP’s first conference following the historic 2011 Scottish Parliament elections the SNP published a polling analysis of Scottish samples from UK polls – amounting to an overall total of 809 people - showing that the momentum in Scottish politics is with the SNP as opinion polls continue to endorse the party.
An analysis of Scottish samples over the 5 days before the SNP’s conference already showed the SNP doubling it’s vote and 7% ahead of Labour. In the wake of the SNP conference the lead is now 14% on a larger sample.
The post conference analysis shows the following results (with changes in brackets):
SNP - 44% (+24%)
Labour - 30% (-12%)
Tory - 14% (-3%)
LibDem - 7% (-12%)
Other - 4% (2%)
Commenting SNP MSP for Falkirk East, Angus MacDonald said:
“These are solid results for the SNP – both in polls and in actual elections – and show that the momentum has increased for the SNP since our successful conference.
“Not only is this good news following our first post-election conference but it shows we have momentum for next year’s local government elections and that more and more people want to see Scotland move forward to independence.
“We will go into the local Falkirk Council election campaign in good heart, with the purpose of taking control of the Council and removing the current lacklustre and rudderless do-nothing Labour/Tory administration in Falkirk, who have failed the people of Falkirk district and presided over project after project which have been delayed, cancelled or mothballed.”
“It’s time the people of Falkirk district had a Council that will deliver for them – it is clear only the SNP can do that.”